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Opening out of the Inner Hall is the West Drawing-room which is decorated in Regency style and looks out over the home park.  

On the floor is an interesting Austrian hunting carpet with leopards and deer, following the pattern of the earlier Persian hunting carpets.

The chandelier is a pair to the one in the Blue Drawing-room and in the bay window is the large oval partners writing table known as Sir Charles’ rent table, at which no doubt the fourth Baronet was seated on quarter days.
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One of the most attractive paintings in the house is The Boy with the Bat which was exhibited in Washington for The Treasure Houses of Britain exhibition.

 

With a curved bat over his right shoulder and two stumps in his left hand the sitter is Walter Hawkesworth Fawkes of Farnley in Yorkshire.  The background shows the old castle, church, houses and bridge at Newark.  

 

Painted in the middle of the eighteenth century when cricket was still a new game, this painting and another belonging to the M.C.C. are considered to be the earliest paintings of cricketers.   

 

Breamore House
Nr. Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 2DF
Tel: 01725 512858
Email: breamore@btinternet.com
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Breamore House
WEST DRAWING ROOM